Overview - 2019/2020
Today's nurses are caring, compassionate and highly skilled men and women who nurture and treat patients alongside a team of medical professionals. The demands of a career in nursing are matched only by the personal and societal rewards that come on a daily basis. If you're ready for a high-paced, in-demand career where your kindness and medical knowledge help others, our accredited, Fanshawe's 4-year BScN program will give you the clinical skills and certification you need.
You'll study for two years at Fanshawe and two at Western University, earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (BScN). You'll learn from experienced nurses who have been in busy ERs and doctor's offices, professionals who know the ropes and want to teach you. You'll begin learning in a state-of-the-art clinical education suite, then move into a 12-week clinical placement in your final work, where you'll partner with a registered nurse in one of London's exceptional health care facilities. This program also utilizes simulation learning. Learn more about our simulation labs.
When you graduate, you'll be eligible to write the NCLEX-RN to become registered with the College of Nurses of Ontario, giving you the ability to work in a healthcare facility anywhere in the province.
"The Western-Fanshawe Collaborative program provided me with the knowledge, skills and confidence to become a competent and well-versed health care professional that is able to continue to carry out the high standard of care that is promoted throughout the program."
Admission Requirements - 2019/2020
*Important Note: Applicants wishing to enroll in Western University and Fanshawe College's Collaborative Nursing program at the Fanshawe College site must apply through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre at www.ouac.on.ca.
Applicants from High School:
OSSD with courses from the University (U) or University/College (M) stream WITH:
• Grade 12 English (U)
• Grade 12 Biology (U)
• Grade 12 Chemistry (U)
• Grade 11 Functions (U) OR Grade 11 Functions and Applications (M)
(Note: minimum final grade required in each course is 65)
PLUS 3 additional Grade 12 University (U) or University/College (M) courses
This is a highly competitive program and applicants should strive to achieve an average in the high 80’s over the best six Grade 12, University (U) or University/College (M) courses which also includes the prerequisite courses stated above
Applicants from College:
Fanshawe College Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees Ontario College Certificate** with a minimum overall average of 65% (C+) (2.5 cumulative GPA) and a minimum 65% (C+) in the following courses:
- COMM-3050 in lieu of Grade 12 English (U)
- BIOL-1003 and BIOL-1008 in lieu of Grade 12 Biology (U)
- CHEM-1004 and CHEM-1006 in lieu of Grade 12 Chemistry (U)
- MATH-1024 or MATH-1028 in lieu of Grade 11 Functions (U) OR Grade 11 Functions and Applications (M)
Fanshawe College General Arts and Science Ontario College Certificate** with a minimum overall average of 65% (C+) (2.5 cumulative GPA) and a minimum 65% (C+) in the following courses:
- COMM-3073 in lieu of Grade 12 English (U)
- BIOL-3012 and BIOL-3013 in lieu of Grade 12 Biology (U)
- CHEM-3014 and CHEM-3015 in lieu of Grade 12 Chemistry (U)
- MATH-3079 OR MATH-3080 in lieu of Grade 11 Functions (U) OR Grade 11 Functions and Applications (M)
Applicants from other acceptable programs at a College of Applied Arts and Technology must have achieved an overall GPA of 2.5 in an acceptable completed program, and the prerequisite courses listed above with a minimum grade of 65%
Applicants from University:
Applicants currently enrolled in a university or who have previously attended university or other post-secondary institutions and applying to transfer into the Collaborative Nursing program are considered on the basis of their OSSD average and university or other post-secondary standing. Specifically, applicants currently enrolled in a university or who have previously attended university must maintain a minimum average of 70.0% on the last ten full credit or full credit equivalent courses in order to be considered for admission. Applicants with less than ten full credit courses must maintain a minimum average of 70.0% on all courses in order to be considered for admission. In addition, all students applying from university must have completed the prerequisite courses in English, Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics with a minimum final grade required in each course of 65% as stated in the Admission Requirements.
Mature Applicant who meets the University of Western Ontario’s definition of mature applicant (http://welcome.uwo.ca/preview/admissions/mature.html) and are able to demonstrate academic success within the last four (4) years by achieving a credit equivalent to Ontario secondary school courses in Grade 12 English (U), Grade 12 Chemistry (U), Grade 12 Biology (U) (or their equivalents) and Grade 11 Functions (U) or Grade 11 Functions and Applications (M) (or equivalent) with a minimum final grade required in each course of 65%.
English Language Requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:
- A Grade 12 University Stream English credit (or equivalent) with at least four recent years of full-time study in an educational institution where the language of instruction and of examinations was English and which was located in a country where the first language is English
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 580 for the paper-based test (PBT), or 92 for the Internet-based test (iBT) (22 writing, 26 speaking, 20 reading and 20 listening), with test results within the last two years
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 7.0 with no score less than 6.5 in reading and listening and a score of 7.0 in writing and speaking, with test results within the last two years
- Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) test with a minimum score of 90 with at least a 4 on the oral interview
Applicant Selection CriteriaWhere the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:
- Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario
- Receipt of Application by February 15th
- Achievement in the Admission Requirements
- Achievement in Post-Secondary Studies (if applicable)
- *All students applying to the Western-Fanshawe Collaborative BScN program do so through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC), choosing program code "ENW" for Western and "ENF" for Fanshawe College. Students are encouraged to apply to both Western and Fanshawe where applicable. No other supplemental application is required
- **Admission to the Fanshawe College Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees program or the General Arts and Science program does not guarantee admission in a subsequent year to the Collaborative Nursing program. Successful completion of the Fanshawe College Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees program or the General Arts and Science program, however, does enable the student who lacks the requirements from secondary school, to be given consideration when applying to the Collaborative Nursing program. Students who are currently registered in the Fanshawe College Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees program or the Fanshawe College General Arts and Science program must successfully complete their certificate with a minimum overall average of 'C+' (2.5 cumulative GPA) by April 30, 2019, and meet the academic prerequisite courses and grades for the Collaborative Nursing program in order to be eligible for admission consideration in the immediately following academic year to the Nursing program. Applicants from another Ontario College of Applied Arts and Technology program must have the stated secondary school requirements in order to be considered for admission
- Applicants from other provinces in Canada are eligible to apply for admission on the basis of senior matriculation if their academic records meet, on subject matter and standing obtained, both the admission requirements of the Collaborative Nursing program and the admission requirements of a recognized university in their own province. This must include the successful completion of (university preparation) courses in English, Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics (comparable to Ontario Grade 11 Functions (U) or Grade 11 Functions and Applications (M)) with a minimum final grade required in each course of 65%
The following items are applicable to the program and are time sensitive. Please refer to www.fanshawec.ca/preplacement for important information about preparing for placement by the due date.
- Possession of a Standard First Aid course certificate (either St. John Ambulance or Canadian Red Cross or equivalent) and a Basic Rescuer course certificate - Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers (HCP) in accordance with the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada Canadian Guidelines for CPR
- Evidence of Good Health (including immunizations)
- Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC), including a check of the Pardoned Sexual Offenders Database
- Placement Agreement
NRSG-7065 N1060 Foundational Concepts Prof Nrsg 1 3 This course provides an introduction to the theoretical, philosophical, and ethical tenets of the nursing profession and nursing practice. The development of the profession, image of nursing, roles of nurses in the interprofessional team, and the framework for Registered Nursing practice in Ontario are explored. (3 hours/week) NRSG-7066 N1160 Foundational Concepts Prof Nrsg 2 3 Building on N1160/NRSG7065, this course enables students to begin to develop the thinking processes and clinical judgment required for professional nursing practice from a strengths-based perspective. Students will begin to develop their personal philosophy of nursing practice. (3 hours/week) NRSG-7067 N1070 Health Promo & Caring for Self 1 3 This interactive course enables the student to develop an understanding of caring and relational practice as the basis for health promotion in nursing. Nurses' responsibility for health promotion of self, colleagues, and clients is addressed in a variety of contexts. (3 hrs per week) NRSG-7068 N1170 Health Promo & Caring for Self 2 3 This interactive course, building upon Health Promotion and Caring for Self, Colleagues and Clients I, enables the student to continue to further develop an understanding of caring and relational practice as the basis for health promotion in nursing. Using a variety of theories, concepts, and conceptual frameworks, the student will acquire an enhanced perspective of how individual values, beliefs, perceptions, and experiences impact relationships with our selves, colleagues, and clients. (3 hrs per week)
ANAT-7002 HS2330A/B Systematic&Functional Anatomy 3 A gross anatomical description of systematic structure and function of the human body. All the major organ systems will be discussed. Emphasis will be on the anatomical structure and how this relates to the histological and physiological functions of the systems. Integration between systems will be discussed using clinical examples. NRSG-7039 Physiology 1020 Human Physiology 6 This course, Human Physiology, is designed to help you learn the basic facts, concepts and principles that are essential to your understanding of the function of the human body, so that you will be able to use that knowledge to solve physiological problems. Because most of you who are enrolled in this course intend to pursue careers related to health, the course will place some emphasis on clinical correlations with physiology. COMM-7022 Writing for Nursing 3 This course serves as an introduction to the basic principles and techniques of good writing, an integral tool for learning and a vital source of communication in the Nursing profession. The course emphasizes practical work and the development of writing skills for a variety of styles and genres appropriate to the profession as well as integral to your progression as a Nursing student. Among these genres are patient case notes and formal researched writing. More generally, the course aims to help you develop the ability to communicate information, arguments, and analyses accurately and reliably, orally and in writing to a range of audiences. NRSG-7069 N1080 Holistic Health Assessment 1 3 This course provides opportunities for students to learn about the contextual influences of the determinants of health, family, and community on one's health. The relevance of an individual's life experiences and stage of development on health achievement will be explored across the lifespan. Health assessments will be conducted holistically with consideration of physical, psychosocial, cultural, and spiritual dimensions to well-being. NRSG-7070 N1180 Holistic Health Assessment 2 3 This course provides opportunities for students to apply previous knowledge and skills learned in N1080a/NRSG7069 related to the holistic health assessment of individuals across the lifespan, within the context of family and community. Holistic health assessments will be conducted with consideration of the physical, psychosocial, cultural, and spiritual dimensions of well-being. Focused assessments will include the development of knowledge and practice of a variety of assessments such as, neurological, gastrointestinal, and peripheral vascular among others. Further development will occur in the use of Tanners (2006) Clinical Judgment Model, professional relational practice, and documentation competencies.
NRSG-7058 N2220 A/B Hlth Promo & Caring Families 3 This course provides students with opportunity to deepen their understanding of health, empowering health promotion, and caring in the context of family, community, and populations across the lifespan. Normal growth and development, family health, and community health are addressed. (3 hours per week) NRSG-7060 N2230A/B Hlth Promo & Supporting Health 3 Participation in this course enables the student to continue his/her development of clinical judgment skills and his/her understanding of the professional role of the nurse in caring for clients. Building on the year one courses, the student learns to identify challenges, barriers, and facilitators to optimal health in individuals. Engagement in this learning includes active participation in class discussion, presentations, group work and case studies. Students will continue to develop competency in fundamental nursing concepts and skills. NRSG-7064 N2240 Health Informatics in Nursing-Intr 3 This course introduces the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for the use of information technology by nurses in relation to client care, health administration, client teaching, nursing education and research. This course was designed to make students aware of professional, legal and ethical issues associated with the use of informatics within nursing. Students will explore the professional application of information technology in nursing education, professional practice and research.This course will extend students' knowledge and skills related to information literacy and knowledge acquisition skills necessary for professional nursing practice. Through active learning, students will determine appropriate knowledge sources for nursing practice. NRSG-7063 N2250A/B Ways of Knowing Research 3 This course will help prepare students to become knowledgeable consumers and users of research. Students will be introduced to ways of knowing and questioning related to nursing research with the ultimate goal being the advancement of client-centred care and nursing practice. Students will explore basic strategies for identifying knowledge gaps through literature review and appraisal. Research roles and methods pertinent to nursing will be emphasized.
PHRM-7004 N2060a/b Pharmacology & Therapeutic-Int 3 A course for students in the BSc in Nursing andother Health Sciences programs as well asstudents in BMSc and BSc programs, to provide abasic understanding of the fundamentals of drugaction and the mechanisms of action andtherapeutic use of the important classes of drugs. NRSG-7043 PATH2420A Pathology for Nursing Student 3 Pathology 242a is an introductory survey course of Pathology - the study of disease. The course will begin with an introduction to processes such as injury, inflammation, immunity, and infection that are common to many organ systems and diseases. The latter half of the course will discuss diseases of specific organ systems.
NRSG-7059 N2221A/B Professional Practice Families 3 This course provides opportunities for students to work with families and communities, applying and integrating theories and concepts learned in the companion theory course. Students will focus on the assets and needs of families and communities and strategies to support and promote their health. Students will develop collaborative working partnerships with community members. NRSG-7061 N2231A/B Prof. Practice Supporting Hlth 3 This course will provide students with the opportunity to apply and integrate concepts learned to date in theory classes, the laboratory and/or other professional practice settings using a variety of learning activities. Students will continue to develop competency in technical nursing skills, the attitudes necessary for nursing and interprofessional practice, and thinking patterns of professional nurses. Development and implementation of holistic plans of care with clients experiencing barriers to health and requiring support to improve and maintain health will be explored. Students will work collaboratively with clients and the interprofessional health care team to engage in client-centred care from a health promotion perspective.
Careers - 2019/2020
Career OpportunitiesAs Registered Nurses, graduates are prepared to assume responsibility for the nursing care of people, families, and communities in health and illness in diverse settings. With experience and continuing education, potential for advancement to positions requiring advanced nursing knowledge exists. Graduates of this program will be self-directed lifelong learners who will engage in reflective practice.
More Information - 2019/2020A Four-Year Collaborative Degree ProgramProgram and Campus Code: ENF* on the OUAC application form
London - September Admission
15 week terms
Academic Calendars available at www.westerncalendar.uwo.ca
ContactSchool of Nursing: 519-452-4220
In April 2000, the Minister of Health and Long Term Care and the Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development announced that as of January 1, 2005, all new applicants for the provincial registration exams (RN exams) must have completed a university baccalaureate nursing program. Toward this end, Western University and Fanshawe College, as equal partners in education, have developed a collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) degree program.
The Collaborative Nursing program is a four-year program between Fanshawe College and Western University leading to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree (BScN). Graduates are eligible to apply for registration as a professional nurse with the Colleges of Nurses of Ontario.
Program DescriptionThe curriculum emphasizes a broad perspective of health and healing, health promotion and the ethic of caring. It takes into account health care needs in society and a changing health care system. The program educates nurses to work with individuals, families, groups, and communities in diverse settings which enables students to develop sensitivity to peoples' experiences with health, healing, and illness. Students learn to work in partnerships with clients, and interprofessional health care providers while actively participating in their own learning. Faculty and students work together in a collaborative, cooperative-learning relationship. Successful graduates from the program will be eligible to write the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX - RN) for Canadian nursing entry- to-practice.
- Before undertaking a nursing program, applicants should be aware that the practice of nursing is governed by the legislation: Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 and other acts that govern the practice of health care. The profession is regulated by the College of Nurses of Ontario. The successful completion of an acceptable program of nursing is the first requirement for becoming a nurse in Ontario. It is recommended that applicants become familiar with other requirements for becoming a nurse in Ontario, as set out by the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) www.cno.org/en/become-a-nurse. Due to a variety of clinical venues and possible changes in legislation, the requirements are subject to change. Students should always check with the CNO www.cno.org.
- As of January 1, 2005, all new applicants for professional registration as a Registered Nurse must hold a baccalaureate degree in nursing.
- The program will accept 250 students to study at two sites: 125 students at the Western University site and 125 students at the Fanshawe College site.
- Students at the Fanshawe College site will study at Fanshawe College for the first two years of the program and move to Western University for year three and the first term of year four. Students at the Fanshawe College site are also registered at Western University for the full four years of the program.
- For all students, the final term of year four will be an independent practice experience - an integrative practicum of theory applied to practice. This final term will be delivered jointly by Western University and Fanshawe College faculty.
- The curriculum is common to both sites: courses taken by Western University and Fanshawe College students will be the same university level courses, with common exams, evaluation and progression requirements.
- All students, who successfully complete the program, will graduate with a four-year baccalaureate degree in nursing from the Western-Fanshawe Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) program.
The School of Nursing recognizes that Aboriginal Peoples are not represented adequately in the nursing profession and therefore welcomes their applications.
Eligible Aboriginal candidates may be admitted to the Collaborative Nursing program from one of the two paths:
- Aboriginal candidates who have successfully completed the program's admission requirements, and whose admission average has met the annual program admission average as determined by the School of Nursing will be considered for admission along with all other program applicants.
- Aboriginal candidates who have successfully completed the program's admission requirements, but whose overall average has NOT met the annual program admission average as determined by the School of Nursing will be considered on a discretionary basis to fill four seats (two seats at the Western College site and two seats at the Fanshawe College site) set aside for applicants in this latter category.